Hope you read, read, read this summer and took advantage of the Seattle Public Library’s renowned Summer Reading Program. Research shows that kids who read even only 4-5 books in the summer score better on fall reading tests. And for the over 50 crowd, lifelong learning boosts mental longevity. And for all of you in between, read for PLEASURE–experts tell us that reading a few minutes a day reduces your stress level!!!
Check your branch for the remaining Summer Reading Program events and tell your librarian how many books you and your family read this summer. This year’s summer goal is 148,000 books read. Don’t forget that the Library’s closed next week due to budget cuts. We’ll report the number of books read when we reopen. Thanks for taking part in the 2010 Summer Reading Program and for making Seattle a book-friendly place to be.